Sunday, September 28, 2008

About the Mac and iTunes Accessibility

"...iTunes is nearly entirely accessible with VoiceOver...One limitation at present is the ability to purchase entire albums from the iTunes store..."

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use a USB flash drive to lock and protect your computer

"...you’ll have to insert this USB device when asked, and then only you can login to your account..."(MAKE A SPARE/BACKUP!!!...)

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156 (Windows XP) Run Commands

The shortcut to RUN command is “Windows Key + R“...

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Opinion : Why 401(k) retirement plans really don�t work

"...Retirement programs are income machines designed to support people...The investments contained in a pension plan are designed to produce income...Existing 401(k) participants should contribute enough to get the matching contribution, and start a personal tax-free income account with whatever disposable income is left..."

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Redesign Cities From Scratch

"...cities have been designed around cars. Why not design a car around a city?..."

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(Tucson's) dive bars

...laid-back attitude...a microcosmic community...they began in London's 19th century...(I LOVE them...especially if they have free wi-fi...)

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Get The Entire TechCrunch50 Conference On BitTorrent

"...You can download around 25 hours of live footage - the entire three day conference...Each file is about 5 GB..."

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Security flaw in Yahoo mail exposes plain text authentication

...the new Yahoo! desktop program (Zimbra) transmits authentication information (usernames & passwords) in plain text...

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Evil League of Evil is recruiting, Seeking New Evil......

(Relating to Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog...)"The best applicants, as determined by the League or its designated agents, will be included on a special DVD commemorating our most recent member..."

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McCain Runs Web Ads Claiming to Win Debate - Before Debate!

...John McCain has apparently already won it -- if you believe a web ad in the online edition of the Wall Street Journal this morning.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/images/26Sep_Friday_WSJ.JPG

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Track your bandwidth usage for free!

Free software that will help you track your bandwidth for the PC and Mac

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Complaints after digital TV test

The largest number of calls to the FCC from Wilmington were from viewers of...WECT-TV. That station's analog broadcast covers far more ground than its digital signal...It's not certain what — if anything — the FCC or broadcasters can do for these viewers, short of recommending that they buy a bigger antenna.

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How to build a UHF HDTV Antenna....CHEAP!

If you don't want to spend upwards of 70 bucks, build this bowtie style antenna in about an hour...hitting 88 to 99 signal strength on all channels with NO DROPOUTS AT ALL!!!

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A Worker Shortage in the Nuclear Industry

"We need to start to attracting people and training today for the new crowd we'll need in the future..."

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Best Healthy Places to Retire: Green Valley, Arizona

...25 miles south of Tucson, Ariz...75-mph speed limit...halfway to the Mexican border..mostly age restricted (home must have an occupant 55 or older and no long-term occupants 18 or younger)...a local volunteer group checks on homes left empty by vacationers or snowbirds...

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Add image thumbnails to folders in Windows Explorer

One caveat for the resource-sensitive - turning on the thumbnail feature will increase the amount of resources being used by the operating system. Those little thumbnails take up space on the hard drive and in memory when they are being displayed. Depending on your system, the available resources, and the number of images involved, you can quickly bog down your PC if you are not careful. This is why many users will be interested in this tip for the opposite reason - they want to know how to turn off thumbnail creation in Windows.

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How CBS Got Digital Religion

Exhibit A of CBS' newfound enthusiasm for the Web is of course the $1.8 billion purchase of CNET Networks, which closed in June...

(When I've had discussions with management of media companies about strengthening their online services and content, they gave blank stares due to their "tunnel vision". Some never hear and see the train until they get run over...)

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Microsoft Image Composite Editor

...panoramic image stitcher. You shoot a set of overlapping photographs of a scene from a single location, and Image Composite Editor creates a high-resolution panorama incorporating all your images at full resolution. Then save your stitched panorama in a wide variety of formats...

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the 4 eddresses in the "I'm A PC" commercials

The people are real:[sean@windows.com] Microsoft Engineer - Sean Siler,[feng@windows.com] Software Development Engineer - Feng,[bill@windows.com] Bill (Gates),and [uche@windows.com] Engineer and Scientist - Uche Adegbite...

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Simple Multi-File Management

...to manage several files simultaneously...to select many files, use checkboxes in Windows Vista Explorer (instead of needing to hold the CTRL-key and selcting files)...

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Monday, September 22, 2008

KRLA sued over content - Glendale News Press

Man alleges that the radio station’s shows serve the Republican Party, not the public.

In exchange for obtaining a valuable license to operate a broadcast station using the public airwaves, each radio and television licensee is required by law to operate its station in the “public interest, convenience and necessity.” This means that it must air programming that is responsive to the needs and problems of its local community of license. - http://www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/decdoc/public_and_broadcasting.html

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What can nominees do for economy?

Roland Martin talks to Jessica Yellin about what the presidential candidates can do once in office. (Two major differences that, to me, seem to be clearly defined...)

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Alex Witt: The next Mrs. Robinson?

...Alex Witt sings in a pop girl band, The Mrs. Robinsons. It seems like the name of the band may be inspiring some guilty thoughts…(Well, here's to you, Miss Witt...)

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a lap dance for a lawyer to lower her legal fees

The lawyer arranged to have a female client perform nude dances for him in exchange for credit on her legal fees...

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Amazing 3-Ply toilet paper to revolutionize wiping poop

Quilted Northern Ultra Plush should be available on Monday, marketed to women 45 and older...new tissue for your tuckus...

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Supreme Court Strikes Down State's Anti-Spam Law

The Virginia Supreme Court invalidated the state's "anti-spam" law, designed to prevent the sending of masses of unwanted e-mail, by saying the law broadly violated the First Amendment right to freedom of speech, in particular anonymous speech.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

defense to get source code of intoxication breath tester

Pima County Superior Court Judge Deborah Bernini has ruled that defendants have the right to cross-examine and confront their accusers...and ordered CMI, the company that holds the “source code” for the Intoxilyzer 8000 (used by the Tucson and University of Arizona police departments), to share the code with attorney James Nesci...The Intoxilyzer 8000 has never been tested on a human in Arizona...It’s only been tested on simulators.Six other states have been battling CMI over the source code -- Minnesota, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Tennessee and New Jersey.

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Hackers break into LHC computer network

So, not only is there a theory that a black hole could end it all for us...but it's also "crackable"? We might not make it to October 21st...

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Ask a Ninja Presents The Ninja Handbook

It's available in ebook format, also...

How to create and name your very own lethal ninja clan...The proper weapon to use when fighting a vampire pumpkin...Why clowns and robots are so dangerous on the Internet..Easy-to-follow charts showing when to slice and when to stab...How to execute such ultradeadly kicks as the Driving Miss Daisy...Why pretty much every ninja movie ever made sucks...

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Google Chrome Releases

Google Chrome version 0.2.149.29 was released on 5 September 2008, and all users are being automatically updated...This is a security and bug fix update...

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Google Chrome vulnerable to carpet-bombing flaw

A ZDNET Blog

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read Chrome's fine print

...Google reserves the right to automatically update and install Chrome...Google says it has a right to display some of your content, in conjunction with promoting its services...Don't be surprised to see more ads...

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Prius can get 100 miles per gallon

I believe the car manufacturers don't WANT to help us; we need to do it ourselves...

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Bitlocker has a vulnerability

"...The password checking routine of Microsoft Bitlocker fails to sanitize the BIOS keyboard buffer after reading passwords, resulting in plain text password leakage to unprivileged local users...This vulnerability is fixed in Microsoft Windows Vista (SP1)..."

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Mythbusters Gagged: RFID Hacking Story Killed by corporation

Credit card companies successfully nixed a Mythbusters segment exposing RFID's security flaws, according to Arbiter of Truth and Mythbusters co-host, Adam Savage.

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